Rural Finance Specialist
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People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
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The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
FAO International Consultants and Call purpose
The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term projects as international consultants. The functions of a consultant are results-oriented. An international consultant is engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions carried out over a period of 1 month up to 11 months, on a When-Actually-Employed (WAE) basis. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.
The purpose of this Call is to attract qualified candidates for consultancies in the area of Rural Finance to populate the divisional roster for this profile with candidates who satisfactorily meet or exceed the requirements of the Call. Candidates who are registered in the Roster will be considered for future contracts when relevant opportunities arise.
The incumbent is expected to support the implementation of the Rural Finance programme that includes\: (i) provision of technical support to relevant FAO field programmes; (ii) production of policy research, analysis, operational guidelines and other knowledge products; and (iii) the development and delivery of capacity building interventions at the global, regional and country-levels. The work focuses on rural and agricultural financial systems and tools; financial inclusion and innovation in providing services to rural communities and farmers within the context of inclusive rural and agricultural development policies and strategies; insurance and risk management systems, strategies and tools for sustainable rural livelihoods and agri-food development.
Tasks and responsibilities for level B and C consultants and PSAs
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency